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- Off grid camping in 250 acres of beautiful, secluded woodlands
- 10 minutes' drive from Bluebell Railway steam train trips
- Honesty shop on site selling firewood, fresh eggs and local veg
Ever fancied ditching the fast-paced modern world and running off to live a simple life in the woods? Here’s a place you can indulge that fantasy for a while – Great Walstead Woodland Hideaway is a properly peaceful back-to-basics site in 250 acres of private woods in the scenic Sussex countryside.
It’s all about keeping things as nature intended here: off-grid pitches are spread across the site, so each one has its own secluded spot, and the woodland is kept car-free so the nippers can roam safely (leave your motor at the car park and enlist the help of the folks on site to transport your gear in a wheelbarrow). If you’re travelling by train, those same friendly types are happy to ferry you from nearby Haywards Heath station.
Naturally, you’ll be wanting to embrace your alfresco lifestyle by cooking outdoors, and guests are encouraged to do so by lighting up a barbecue or campfire. For eco reasons, only firewood from the site is permitted, but they’ll gladly sell you a good stack of it, along with fresh eggs and organic veg from local farms.
Life here isn’t entirely wild, however – guests have access to compost loos, a shower and a drinking water tap. And civilisation in the form of a proper pint of beer is a mile and a half away in the pubs of Lindfield (a pretty little village that’s also got a small supermarket, a smart wine shop and a tempting deli).
Open from 08/08/2018 to 28/08/2018
Open from 01/08/2019 to 28/08/2019
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Check availability at Great Walstead Woodland Hideaway…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Non-electric forest floor tent pitch (wild, woodland)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop
— 5.1 miles
5.1 miles Hickstead: A23 Slip Rd Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Uckfield Bus Terminal — 7.0 miles
- Train stations
Haywards Heath Rail Station
— 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Wivelsfield Rail Station — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Burgess Hill Rail Station — 4.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 15.7 miles
15.7 miles Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 29.3 miles
29.3 miles Kingston Town End Pier — 29.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal
— 11.4 miles
11.4 miles London Gatwick Airport — 11.4 miles
11.4 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 12.0 miles
On arrival, follow the track to the left and into the car park to collect your wheelbarrow, and then check in at the farm.
With over 250 acres of woodland to explore you might not want to leave. However the beautiful Sussex village of Lindfield is situated just over 1 mile away.
Steeped in history and architectural heritage, the ancient High Street is lined with lime trees and timber–framed houses. A natural spring-fed pond with fish, ducks and swans is situated at the end of the High Street, opposite the village Common and playground. A lovely countryside walk takes you to the village with it's shops, pubs and restaurants.
The main line station of Hayward's Heath is just 2 miles away with direct lines to London Victoria and London Bridge. Transport is provided on request to and from the train station.
Bluebell Railway: The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line using steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.
The South Downs are 15 mins drive away, Brighton is 30 mins drive and local National Trust properties include: Wakehurst and Sheffield Park.
- Bluebell Railway (2.6 miles)
- Sheffield Park Garden (2.8 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (4.5 miles)
- Sheffield Park Garden (2.8 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (4.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||6 p.m.|
Great Walstead Woodland Hideaway cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Great Walstead Woodland Hideaway will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.